Camtasia for Mac, Version History

Current Version: 2.10.1

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Earlier Versions: 1

Version 2

17 March, 2015: Camtasia for Mac v2.10.1

  • Bug fixes and improvements

24 February, 2015: Camtasia for Mac v2.10

  • You can now sign in to your TechSmith account in-product and on the website
  • Added My Places, which includes OneDrive for Business integration, and import and export from OneDrive for Business
  • Removed support for Mac OS X 10.8
  • Bug fixes

1/13/2015: Camtasia for Mac 2.9.2

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when unplugging USB headsets and mics
  • Other bug fixes

11/18/2014: Camtasia for Mac 2.9.1

  • Bug fixes

11/05/2014: Camtasia for Mac 2.9.0

  • Camtasia for Mac is now a 64-bit app
  • Added GIF export
  • Added the ability to record iOS devices
  • Added gesture effects
  • Added ability to convert unsupported file formats used in older projects
  • Added the ability to export a selected region of the timeline
  • Introduced in-product tips and tricks
  • Made improvements to the TechSmith Smart Player
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when renaming media
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when pausing a recording
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when exporting at the maximum canvas dimensions
  • Other minor bug fixes

09/09/2014: Camtasia for Mac 2.8.3

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when selecting a custom region to record in OS X 10.10
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when adding hotspots to media in OS X 10.10
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when canceling out of the advanced export options menu in OS X 10.10
  • Fixed a bug that did not preserve mask rotations

07/29/2014: Camtasia for Mac 2.8.2

  • Fixed a bug that set the default image duration to one frame

06/24/2014: Camtasia for Mac 2.8.1

  • Fixed a crash that could occur after copying effects
  • Fixed a crash that could occur while retrying a share to YouTube
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when ripple deleting a range with captions
  • Fixed a bug that prevented sketch motion callouts from being saved without drop shadows
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent the use of TREC files when recorded with external webcams
  • Fixed a bug where the user could not log into if an incorrect username/password was stored in the keychain
  • Fixed a bug on 10.6 where the cursor was not displayed in recordings

05/20/2014: Camtasia for Mac 2.8.0

  • Added a cross platform Techsmith Recording format (.trec) that allows users to record on Camtasia (Mac) and edit in Camtasia (Win), or vice-versa.
  • Added a timeline context menu option to remove all empty tracks
  • Fixed a bug that changes callout stroke width when scaling shape callouts
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Camtasia for Mac from closing after modifying the getting started project
  • Fixed a bug that prevented sharing to if login information was not saved in the keychain
  • Fixed a bug that caused a hang when dragging files with .cmrec in the filename or path
  • Fixed a bug that would prevent multiple items from being selected in the clip bin
  • Fixed a bug where markers on the timeline would not update
  • Fixed a bug that failed to display the title in the share history window when sharing to Relay
  • Fixed a bug that created extra space between media when multiple sources were added to the timeline at once
  • Fixed a bug where adding multiple media to the timeline at once results in multiple undos
  • Fixed a bug that allowed media to be forced onto a locked track
  • Fixed a bug that deleted the share history from the disk
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the retry function from working in the share history window
  • Fixed a bug where closing a project without saving can cause any media deleted from the project to be removed from the project when reopening it again
  • Fixed a bug that creates an empty entry in the share history window
  • Fixed a bug that appends .mp4 to files uploaded to Google Drive that already have the .mp4 extension
  • Fixed a bug that scaled shape callouts instead of resizing them after cropping
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when doing an advanced export as a Quicktime MPEG-4 or Quicktime Movie

04/15/2014: Camtasia for Mac 2.7.2

  • Fixed a crash when sharing to when only 1 folder exists
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when opening the marker track
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when a large number of media are placed in the bin

02/12/2014: Camtasia for Mac 2.7.1

  • Fixed a bug that caused blur and highlight annotations to appear in the wrong location after export
  • Fixed a bug that was causing flashing video in the editor and exported projects
  • Fixed a bug where a crash could occur when sharing to YouTube
  • Fixed a bug where a crash could occur when opening a project

01/28/2014: Camtasia for Mac 2.7.0

  • Made improvements to the Relay plugin
  • Added the ability to crop annotations
  • Made improvements to the TechSmith Smart Player
  • Fixed an issue with files imported from Fuse do not have thumbnails
  • Fixed an issue where images are imported sideways from Fuse
  • Fixed a crash when resizing an annotation while pressing Command
  • Fixed an issue where double-clicking a .cmproj opens an untitled project also
  • Fixed an issue where the playhead does not move on a ripple delete when using the context menu on a selected region
  • Fixed an issue with media scaling while dragging control points
  • Added the ability that when a track is hidden associated markers are also hidden

12/19/2013: Camtasia for Mac 2.6.2

  • Fixed a crash when sharing to Camtasia Relay
  • Fixed a hang when the media path contained the characters 'cmrec' or 'trec' anywhere in the path
  • Fixed a bug where the play head sometimes jumps back to time zero when clicking or dragging it

12/03/2013: Camtasia for Mac 2.6.1

  • Fixed a bug that was causing Fuse videos larger than 1GB to fail to transfer
  • Fixed a bug where special characters in file names sent from Fuse were not handled correctly
  • Fixed a bug where deleting media from the bin followed by a save did not delete the media from the project
  • Fixed a bug where after dragging a freeze region effect on the timeline, multiple undo operations were required to undo the drag operation
  • Fixed a bug where dragging two video effects to the timeline required three undo operations to undo the two changes
  • Fixed a bug where a crash would occur when cropping a callout by using the option key while resizing the callout
  • Fixed a bug where an error message would occur when the user double clicks a .cmrec file

11/19/2013: Camtasia for Mac 2.6.0 

  • Added import of videos and images from Google Drive
  • Added sharing of video to Google Drive
  • Added import of videos and images from mobile devices using TechSmith Fuse for iOS and Android
  • Added Ctrl+Shift modifier to use snapping while trimming a media with the mouse on the timeline
  • Fixed a bug where exporting would continue after the user clicked the cancel button
  • Fixed a bug where you could get into a state where changes to audio actions were not applied
  • Fixed a bug where a volume adjustment could end up inside a visual action leading to a crash
  • Fixed a bug where clicking on the playhead drop line would deselect the media behind it, making editing a media near the playhead more difficult.
  • Fixed a bug where the double arrow callout could be clipped when the width is set to 100
  • Fixed a bug where the Update File context menu in the clip bin should have been disabled because selecting it would have no effect.
  • Fixed a bug where copy and paste of an animation could change the interpolator on the animation
  • Fixed a bug where the drop zones don't draw correctly when dragging an effect to a rotated media on the canvas.
  • Fixed a bug where it took two undo actions to remove a video effect after adding it
  • Fixed a bug where the Mix to mono setting was not saved on a stitched media
  • Fixed a bug where you could not tab between input boxes when adjusting the canvas dimensions

10/30/2013: Camtasia for Mac 2.5.1 

  • Fixed a bug that was causing blank recordings on secondary screens on OSX 10.8 and later
  • Fixed a crash on OSX 10.9 after 4,110 frames on some systems
  • Fixed recording artifacts on OSX 10.9

09/24/2013: Camtasia for Mac 2.5.0

    • Added a share history window
    • Added Facebook and Twitter buttons in the share history window using the built-in social features of OS X 10.8 and later
    • Improved capture frame rate by leveraging a new capture method on OS X 10.8 and later
    • Added an integrated color picker and a user preference for those who prefer the system color picker
    • Added a "Mix to mono" option which is useful when all the audio is in the left or right channel, and you'd like it in both
    • Added the ability to lock tracks to prevent edits from affecting the media on the track
    • Added the ability to turn tracks off, which hides the visuals and mutes the audio on the track
    • Added the option to use linear interpolation for key frame actions
    • Fixed an issue where the Media bin thumbnail was black for images larger than 5000x5000
    • Allow user to press Shift key after mouse down in order to make a range selection
    • Added the ability to use the Shift key with the comma and period keys to fine tune a timeline range selection
    • Limit the max width of an arrow to 100 to prevent rendering errors
    • Fixed an issue where the timeline didn't auto-scroll when dragging the edge of a media clip to extend its duration
    • Disabled context menu items that will not work for offline source files in the media bin
    • Fixed an issue where keystrokes are not recorded correctly when the system is configured with JPN language settings
    • Fixed an issue where the canvas width could be selected but typing would not change the number in the edit box
    • Fixed an issue where a project could get into a corrupt state where it could not be saved or opened
    • Fixed an issue where thumbnails in the media bin could appear stretched
    • Fixed an issue where a freeze region effect is added to entire media rather than a set duration when added from the context menu
    • Fixed an issue where control + click did not bring up the contextual menu for an effect in the asset bin
    • Fixed an issue where repeated use of cut and undo could lead to a crash
    • Fixed an issue where the zoom slider could get stuck at a particular zoom level
    • Fixed performance problems when 2 stacked clips have a freeze region effect at the same time
    • Fixed a crash when exporting an annotation that has a device frame applied to it
    • Fixed an issue where dragging an action to the end of a media does not move it to the end unless you first zoom in on the timeline
    • Fixed a crash when exporting to using a project that contains markers
    • Fixed an issue where not all mask properties were red when in global edit mode
    • Fixed a crash when entering the captions view on systems where the "Arial" font is disabled
    • Fixed an issue where the lock aspect ratio in the Adjust Canvas dialog was not working correctly
    • Fixed an issue where you couldn't tab between the input boxes in the Adjust Canvas dialog
    • Fixed a crash when trying to split media with multiple actions selected

    08/14/2013: Camtasia for Mac 2.4.2

    • Fixed a crash that could occur after removing items from the media bin
    • Fixed a bug that made pasting in external media fail after copying an animation

    06/25/2013: Camtasia for Mac 2.4.1

    • Fixed a crash in OS X 10.6 when trying to produce with markers on the timeline
    • Fixed a crash that could occur when clicking repeatedly in the media bin

    06/04/2013: Camtasia for Mac 2.4.0

    • Added stitching (usability enhancement for editing on the timeline)
    • Added the ability to copy and paste properties and animations
    • Added spell check for callouts
    • Added freeze region video effect
    • Added a getting started project
    • Updated device frame video effects
    • Additional bug fixing and enhancements

    04/23/2013: Camtasia for Mac 2.3.1

    • Fixed a crash when closing windows in OS X 10.6
    • Fixed a bug with Intel HD 4000 cards on OS X 10.8.3

    12/11/2012: Camtasia for Mac 2.3.0 

    • Added sketch motion animated callouts
    • Added ability to capture hotkeys during recording and display them in your project
    • Added ability to copy/paste annotations and media between projects
    • Added ability to apply transitions to both the beginning and end of media
    • Added a new default rounded rectangle callout with a semitransparent fill
    • Added new default lower thirds callouts
    • Added a tooltip that shows the start time and duration of media when trimming
    • Added indication of where hotspots are added on the timeline
    • Added an option to choose 25 FPS recording frame rate
    • Added an option to show captions underneath a video shared to or a webpage
    • Added ability to ripple extend frames and add space on the timeline
    • Added ability to insert new tracks on the timeline
    • Added a button that zooms to show everything on the timeline
    • Additional bug fixing and enhancements

    10/23/2012: Camtasia for Mac 2.2.2

    • Improved quality of table of contents thumbnail images
    • Tutorial viewer offline message is now translated for German locale
    • Mask effects now rotate correctly with properties panel controls
    • Improved memory usage for media on the timeline
    • Reduced delay between finishing a recording and entering a new project
    • Additional bug fixing

    09/18/2012: Camtasia for Mac 2.2.1

    • Added German product localization
    • Improved system audio capture with new TechSmith Audio Capture Component
    • Improved support for Retina display devices
    • Added support for OS X 10.8
    • Improved support for systems with USB external monitors
    • Improved performance and memory usage in the editor
    • Additional bug fixing

    06/19/2012: Camtasia for Mac 2.2.0 

    • Enhanced viewing experience for videos shared to Screencast or embedded in a web page
    • Added support for video hotspots
    • Added a new spotlight video effect
    • Added a new mask video effect
    • Added inverted blur annotation
    • Added inverted highlight annotation
    • Added table of contents points for sharing to YouTube
    • Added a button to close the marker track
    • Clips that do not have effects on them after a split will no longer show the effects drawer
    • Reduced minimum duration for timeline preferences to 0.1 seconds
    • Added a timeline duration display 
    • Added tooltips for filenames of clips on the timeline and media bin
    • Added a context menu for deleting all markers

    04/24/2012: Camtasia for Mac 2.1.0 

    • Added clip speed to allow compressing or expanding the duration of a clip
    • Added a video effect to remove a color
    • YouTube sharing options now include tags, description, and privacy
    • Increased the number of fonts available for text elements
    • Added support for .mov files with more than audio channels
    • Added keyboard shortcut to show/hide the marker track
    • Added keyboard shortcuts to select next and previous media
    • Add preference to turn off recording status icon
    • Added ability to scroll on the timeline via the keyboard
    • Added the option to scale media from the center instead of the corner
    • Added an arrow shape with a border
    • Added aspect ratio lock in adjust canvas dialog
    • Added scale readout while resizing objects on the canvas
    • Increased the scale precision in properties panel
    • Improved rendering of resized frame effects 

    12/06/2011: Camtasia for Mac 2.0.0 

    • Added annotations – callouts, lines, arrows, highlights, and blur
    • Added ability to save custom annotation styles
    • Improved organization of effects and media
    • Added scale to fit, tilt left, and tilt right animations
    • Added new default shapes
    • Added a preference for default color presets
    • Added cursor and click effects
    • Added the ability to edit the duration of effects on media
    • Added the ability to extend frames
    • Added device frame video effects
    • Added the ability to modify the canvas color
    • Added additional support for dragging media from other applications
    • Redesigned iTunes export dialog
    • Updated property panel design
    • Improved exporting engine performance
    • Improved editor rendering performance
    • Improved editor responsiveness
    • Improved timeline zooming and scrolling performance

    Version 1

    07/05/2011: Camtasia for Mac 1.2.2 


    • Overall improved recording performance
    • Improved default advanced export MP4 quality
    • Updated registration to apply to all users on a single machine

    Improved support for OS X Lion

    • Added recording support on Lion
    • Camera recordings no longer appear blank on the canvas for cameras at 853x480
    • Thumbnails added for recordings in the bin and on the timeline
    • Recordings are no longer rendered as all white in preview window
    • Waveform now renders on timeline after audio separated from video

    Additional bug fixes

    • Fixed video capture for FaceTime HD cameras
    • Fixed crash when doing a region recording
    • Description field correctly shows when uploading to Camtasia Relay
    • Corrected video dimensions after upload to Camtasia Relay
    • Sending correct title after upload to Camtasia Relay

    10/12/2010: Camtasia for Mac 1.2.0


    • Recordings with screen video and microphone audio have improved consistency in audio duration


    • Add markers to the timeline
    • Generate a table of contents from markers on the timeline
    • Automatically generate a table of contents from Keynote and PowerPoint slide titles
    • Import caption data from SAMI files
    • Manually caption videos within a project
    • Import content from Camtasia Relay* for editing


    • Share videos with table of contents to, Camtasia Relay*, and locally
    • Share videos with closed captioning to, Camtasia Relay*, YouTube, and locally
    • Share videos with open captioning in common video formats
    • Search for slide content from Keynote and PowerPoint after sharing to and Camtasia Relay*
    • Export captions into a SAMI file

    *Requires Camtasia Relay 3.0

    06/01/2010: Camtasia for Mac 1.1.1

    • 1.0 projects with unicode text in folder name, project name, or source media should now update correctly to the current version
    • Projects with source media or project names using certain character sets should now save and export correctly
    • Fixed a conditional crash when starting recording
    • Exporting a project with two consecutive clips with noise reduction should now complete successfully
    • Fixed a memory leak in the export process
    • Thumbnails for video recording options should now show correctly in the Recorder UI

    04/30/2010: Camtasia for Mac 1.1.0


    • Choose the screen to record
    • Easily select a window or screen region to record
    • Pause, Resume, Restart recording
    • Record audio independent of video
    • Smoother screen recordings with improved audio synchronization
    • Recover partial recordings if problems arise
    • Optionally disable the recorder countdown


    • Rename items in Media Bin
    • Work with files offline without losing data
    • Apply filters to multiple items simultaneously
    • Copy and paste filters between media
    • Noise Reduction audio filter
    • Clicking Reduction audio filter
    • Clipping Reduction audio filter
    • Dynamics Processor audio filter
    • Pitch audio filter


    • Faster video production

    10/13/2009: Maintenance Release 1.0.1

    • Fixed an issue causing an error on some systems with multiple GPUs
    • Crashing/failing exports should no longer happen when using "Advanced Export..."
    • Text alignment should now work correctly
    • Corrected a reference to swfobject in the optional HTML provided on export
    • Resolved Soundflower/System Audio issues when upgrading to OS 10.6
    • Error messaging in the YouTube login page should no longer appear
    • Fixed various bugs related to moving and removing Actions
    • Fixed various bugs related to selecting clips
    • Fixed various bugs related to cutting regions and splitting clips that have an action that modifies an effect
    • Improved the appearance of thumbnails on the timeline
    • A warning message should no longer display for the DMG on OS 10.6
    • Removed 'share' button from Flash wrapper
    • Removed branding from Flash wrapper
    • Swapping camera/screen clips now results in correct output on the preview window
    • Fixed a gamma issue causing H.264 video to appear washed out on OS 10.6
    • Fixed an issue causing jittery playback after editing
    • Updated UI for “Export...” dialog to clarify that output has option of Flash playback
    • Removed watermarking from Ensharpen encoded videos

    08/25/2009: Camtasia for Mac 1.0.0


    • Full-screen
    • Camera
    • Microphone audio
    • System audio


    • Multiple overlaid video tracks
    • Editing clips and objects independently
    • Open and edit multiple projects at once
    • Shapes and text annotations
    • SmartFocus editing (automated zoom and pan)
    • Guides and snaps for timeline and canvas
    • Actions and custom actions
    • Text and shapes
    • Transitions
    • Filters
    • Hands-on preview window (canvas)


    • H.264 for flash delivery
    • QuickTime files
    • Enhanced integration
    • YouTube integration